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Jamil Olmedo

Crafting Futures Mexico will bring together an emerging British and Mexican designer with local design graduates to work with a select group of Oaxacan artisans. These teams will be based at Oax-i-fornia's Ex-Hacienda Guadalupe in the heart of Oaxaca.

As a creative exchange, the programme proposes a unique strategy. Rather than set up a designer/producer relationship (in which the designers design, and the artisans make the finished pieces), the project cultivates a shared space of interaction, exploration and creative making, in which goals are established collaboratively and skills are exchanged. The intention is not to replace the traditional visual language of local craft, but to develop and enrich it.

Crafting Futures Mexico begins with what already exists, using the body of work of a particular artisan as a starting point for creative dialogue and collaboration with a designer. By re-thinking traditional forms, materials and techniques through experiment and play, the teams will create a new body of work that can be developed and sold by the artisans, with designers credited for their collaboration.

Location
Mexico

17 April 2019

Crafting Futures Mexico: Lynne Mennie

Crafting Futures Mexico: Lynne Mennie © Lynne Mennie

© Lynne Mennie

12 April 2019

Crafting Futures Mexico: Pilar Obeso

Crafting Futures Mexico: Pilar Obeso © Pilar Obeso

© Pilar Obeso

14 November 2018

Crafting Futures Mexico: Applied Arts Scotland

Crafting Futures Mexico: Applied Arts Scotland © Carol Sinclair

© Carol Sinclair

18 October 2017

Crafting Futures Mexico opens at Museo Franz Mayer

Crafting Futures Mexico opens at Museo Franz Mayer © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

21 August 2017

Meet Juan Pablo Viedma: Crafting Futures Mexico

Meet Juan Pablo Viedma: Crafting Futures Mexico © PACA

© PACA

17 August 2017

Meet Billy Lloyd: Crafting Futures Mexico

Meet Billy Lloyd: Crafting Futures Mexico  © Billy Lloyd

© Billy Lloyd

31 July 2017

Crafting Futures Mexico

Crafting Futures Mexico © Oax-i-fornia

© Oax-i-fornia